verb sub·late \ˌsə-ˈblāt\

Definition of sublate




  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  negate, deny

  3. 2 :  to negate or eliminate (as an element in a dialectic process) but preserve as a partial element in a synthesis


play \-ˈblā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sublate

Latin sublatus (past participle of tollere to take away, lift up), from sub- up + latus, past participle of ferre to carry — more at sub-, tolerate, bear

First Known Use: 1838

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